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World of Country Life - Visitor Attraction

World of Country Life - Visitor Attraction

World of Country Life is a family owned visitor attraction in Exmouth, Devon.

The park first opened in 1978 and since then has grown and developed over the years, winning a number of awards, to be one of the best family days out in Devon!

The attraction has an eclectic mix of museums, animals, play areas and entertainment, both outdoors and under cover, making it an excellent day out for the whole family, whatever the age, whatever the weather!

The park itself is well laid out and easy to navigate with a wheelchair.

Sam adored the park animals, donkeys, deer, goats and llamas being just some of the animals who live at the park.

You can buy food for the animals at reception, just mind your fingers as the goats can be a tad nibbly…!

As we visited in May there were plenty of babies around to see, from chicks and ducklings to lambs and calves.

There are a variety of activities during the day, including bottle feeding the lambs and calves, to duck, ferret and sheep racing.

There's plenty to do on the park including a soft play area, undercover pirate ship play barn and a café serving a range of food and drinks.

One of the activities we couldn’t take Sam on was the Deer Train; unfortunately this isn’t wheelchair accessible.

However if you have a child who can sit up or sit on a lap then this would likely be suitable for them.

For us the highlight however was a falconry display – the staff running the display ensured that Sam was located right at the front to give him the best possible view.

They provided us with chairs so we could sit with him, and going out of their way to ensure that he could enjoy it as much as anyone.

The bird handler even made a point of getting two of the birds flying in the display to come and settle on a perch no more than a foot away from Sam, so even with his poor vision he could see them.

Seeing the look of amazement on his face as CJ the Harris hawk flew past, just inches from him was worth far more than the price of entry to the Park!

Overall we had a lovely day at the World of Country Life and would definitely recommend a visit if you’re in the area and animals are your thing.

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Mum to one incredible little dude, I work full time in higher education and have my own small business as a jewellery designer/creator. I love nothing more than having time with my family, being outside and with my animals (chickens, cats, dog..!).

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